Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Disclosure


Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for this website at This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website.  It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

NOTE:  Privacy on the website is not the same as confidentiality.  Confidentiality has to do with how I keep your personal information  private when you are a client with me.  In our first meeting, we will review my Policy Statement which includes an important section on confidentiality.  If you have questions about confidentiality before you become a client, please call me at 415-721-2884.  At any time,  I am happy to review how I protect your identity and personal information when you are in therapy with me.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

I am the sole owner of the information collected on this site.  I am the only person who has access to or collects information that you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. I will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

I will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted me.  I never share your information with any person or organization unless you have given me written permission via a signed release of information..

Unless you ask me not to, I may contact you via email in the future to correspond with you or send you changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You can do the following at any time by contacting me by the phone number given on the website.  I prefer phone contacts about your private information to protect your privacy but email is acceptable.

  • Ask what kind of data I have about you.
  • Ask questions about my use of your data.


I take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever I collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to me in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. Your information is never stored on our servers. When we receive your email, it is printed out and stored in our secure paper filing cabinets. The electronic copy of the email is then deleted.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline.  If you are using insurance to pay for therapy, electronic billing clearinghouses for insurance companies are granted access to minimal personally identifiable information in order to transmit the claim. They meet the appropriate requirements for security.  The computers/servers and file cabinets in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


I do not use cookies.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites.  I encourage you to be aware when you leave my site  and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

If you feel that I am not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact me immediately via telephone at 415-721-2884 or via email.